Barnet Football Club



Martin: “I want as many points as possible”

Martin Allen says all of the players and staff are fully focused on the task at hand as they prepare to travel to Kidderminster Harriers tomorrow in the penultimate match of the season.

Speaking ahead of the game, Martin insisted that the mind-set of the squad would remain exactly the same as they look to see the job through to the end:

“It has been a steady week. We have no injuries, everybody is fit and well. Of course, everybody is excited and looking forward to the weekend. But with two games to go, everybody is focused on both games that we have got left to play.

“We reiterated that straight after the game last weekend – it is two games and we have got to do everything that we can to get the best result that we possibly can and then move onto the Gateshead game.

“There has been no mention of any other games or teams. We are just getting on with what we have got to do which is just get as many points in this league season as we possibly can.”

Tomorrow’s opponents may be sitting safely in mid-table, but Martin is still expecting a tough test against a Kidderminster side who claimed an unlikely point back at The Hive in October:

“Kidderminster Harriers are a fantastic football club. They have had financial problems recently but I saw them play against Eastleigh on a Tuesday night a couple of weeks ago and they played very, very well.

“They have got some good players and they have got some dangerous players. They have got a good manager who was assistant to Steve Burr who was very successful so we will have to be at our very best – as we have to had to be in every game from day one.

“They have had a tricky, testing time – there is no doubt about it – but they are safe in mid-table which for them after having to get rid of so many players you could say it has been an OK season.

“It has probably been a bit frustrating for their supporters but they have got a good following and a good stadium and I am sure with some good management they will bounce back to be another force in the Conference pushing for League football.”

Martin ended by saying that he is looking forward to another big backing from the travelling Bee Army as the Bees look to secure another three points in their quest to secure promotion back to the Football League:

“There was a big following at the Dartford game and they were very noisy and then for the Halifax game the other day there was a great atmosphere. I am sure that all the Barnet fans are excited but there are still two games to go.

“There is no special message or war cry or anything different. For us we have got to go up there, play the game, get the job done and then get ready for the game next week. There are no special plans and nothing is going to change.

“In my mind and for all of the players and staff – all of us have got two matches to play and that is how it will stay until the end of that Gateshead game. I want as many points as possible.”